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Where do we get our energy from?

7 Jun 2024 2 minute read 1 comment Bala

Most of the people think that we get our energy from the food that we eat. This is quite true but that alone is not the source of our energy. There are several other sources from which we get our energy. Even if we don't eat food for a day we will st...

Big Tech is Data Theft! OR The Idea of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the Twenty First Century: A summary of Numerous Authors on Surveillance Capitalism

19 May 2024 8 minute read 0 comments Great White Snark

"Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't after you!" — Joseph Heller; Catch 22; Commonly misattributed to Kurt Kobain "If you're not paranoid, you're not paying attention." — Origin Unknown, possibly a radio/TV show. (I did search...

3 ways to encourage your kids to read

4 May 2024 1 minute read 0 comments cryotosensei

Our children are digital natives, so they are less attuned to sitting down quietly with a book and using their imagination to get into the characters’ lives. They are bombarded so much by visual and auditory stimuli that they find reading boring. Are...

Dolch Sight Word List

22 Mar 2024 1 minute read 0 comments cryotosensei

Dear colleagues,   Sensei figured out something that baffled him when he was teaching at a primary school.       Here’s my take: some multisyllabic words are ironically easier to pronounce than single-syllabic words because they contain less sounds...

Been to Your Local Library Lately?

21 Mar 2024 2 minute read 1 comment WinterYeti

If you haven’t been to your local library in a number of years, you might want to check it out again. Where the childhood library you remember was the place where you would go borrow some books, check them out, hold onto them for about a week or two...

Fess up, do you engage in bookshelf wealth?

13 Feb 2024 1 minute read 2 comments cryotosensei

As a lover of books, I am familiar with the Japanese word “tsundoku”. It refers to letting books pile up on your bookshelf - unread. In fact, it even has its own Wikipedia entry:

Your house is burning down. Which three books will you pick to run away with you?

30 Jan 2024 1 minute read 3 comments cryotosensei

This question came to me in the midst of spring cleaning yesterday. And I had a good look at my books to determine the three books that meant the most to me. Here are my picks: “What should I do with my life” (Po Bronson) Packed full of stories fe...

Nano tip to help you help your students read high-frequency words

19 Jan 2024 1 minute read 0 comments cryotosensei

Year 1 Orientation may be over, but here’s a nano tip that you will find useful when you want to help low-progress learners read better. I felt compelled to share this because I had a student misread “certain” for “curtain”. Other students misread “c...

My reading routine

15 Jan 2024 1 minute read 1 comment cryotosensei

Here is my reading routine: begin with the end in mind. After i finish reading a book, i will donate it to the paper recycling machine near my house. It earns me less than a cent, but it makes me feel great that I’m in control of the possessions...

Have You Seen PublishOx's Stats Lately?

16 Dec 2023 5 minute read 1 comment SweptOverNiagara

Being curious lately as to how well my favorite blogging site is doing, I checked out PublishOx's stats which anyone can view by clicking the 'Stats' link located at the bottom of every page. Here, we can view some interesting statistics. Overall, I'...